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Veronica Severini of Lombard liked the idea of designing art to remember veterans, so she entered a contest to design the cover for an Illinois Tollway map. "This was the first contest I entered," said Severini, 16 and a junior at Glenbard East High...
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Tribune reporterThe federal government today gave the green light for the construction of a new toll road that would replace the existing Elgin-O’Hare Expressway and also skirt the western edge of O’Hare International Airport. The formal approval from the...
A winter storm dumped almost 9 inches of heavy, wet snow in some far northern suburbs before tapering off Thursday evening. A winter storm warning was set to expire at midnight for Lake and McHenry counties, with Cook, DuPage and DeKalb counties under a...
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Temperatures fell this afternoon, and the tail end of a rain system turned to snow -- prompting the city to call out the salt trucks. At 3:40 p.m. the city announced deployment of 199 snowplows carrying loads of salt for main roads and Lake Shore Drive....
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Tribune reporterThe federal government has signed off on an agreement allowing the existing Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to be converted into a tollway, officials said today. The U.S. Transportation Department approved an agreement allowing the Illinois Tollway to...
Highway officials, CTA, Metra and Pace are spending billions to improve roads, tracks, stations and facilitiesTribune reportersMotorists, transit riders and commuters might ask themselves a question as they edge deeper into the new year: Do they feel lucky in 2013? The year promises to be noteworthy -- and at times challenging -- considering the many transportation projects and...
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Tribune reporterA cold front moves over Chicago overnight that will send temperatures plunging, with below-zero possible early next week. But no major precipitation is expected soon, meaning a lack-of-snow record will get longer. As of early today, National Weather...
Tribune reporterWhether you like it or not, we will officially break another record for no snow today, according to the National Weather Service. "It's pretty incredible," said NWS meteorologist Gino Izzi. "It's the middle of January and there's no snow on the ground....
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Tribune reporterIllinois Tollway customers can now access camera snapshots of traffic conditions from 15 locations along the toll road system, the agency announced today. The tollway has installed three new cameras along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90); eight...
Tribune reporterThe first winter storm of the season is moving in fast and has hit the north and western suburbs with a fury as downed power lines were reported in McHenry County. Around 5 p.m., ComEd officials said more than 24,000 people were without power, most...
Tribune reporterJust in time for Thanksgiving travel, motorists on the Illinois Tollway can sign up for travel information via Twitter, the agency announced today. Tollway Trip Tweets are intended to provide motorists with information about roadway conditions as...
A Highland Park High School student will see her artwork on the cover of next year's Illinois Tollway map, while a second Highland Park High School student was a runner-up in the tollway's recent contest to illustrate the cover. Abby Friedman was...
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